I have been enjoying wearing French designers lately; for the style and aesthetic, the fabric, the fit – and well, the feel! There is something so elegant about the look and feel of a French-made piece of clothing. I asked Gabrielle, friend, owner, and curator of my new favorite boutique, The Collective, just what it is that is so appealing about French designers. Here is what Gabrielle said: “Working with clothing for the past 5 years, I’ve noticed that French and Italian designers just know how to tailor clothing to a woman’s body. For example, Cinzia Rocca coats are some of the best I’ve seen. I think this is part of the reason we, as American women, look to the French women for inspiration… they wear classic, well-tailored items that look effortless… and no matter what we classify our ‘style’ as, I think most can appreciate the “effortless” vibe.”
Ooh, effortless – that is the word! Dressing has been effortless.
Outift (mostly French): Coat, Maje; sweater A.P.C.; pants, The Row (American); shoes, Talbots (American)
Photos by Abrina Hyatt
I took Lezli Salz-Bradley at her word when she told us that velvet was the fashion trend to watch for fall. My new electric blue velvet boots give every outfit just the right boost and make me want to dance! I will be wearing them as much as possible – with dresses, skirts, and pants. Add this smooth velvet fabric to your everyday wardrobe and watch everything you own, pop!
Boots Laurence Dacade Paris; dress, Maje, stockings, Wolford, heart pendant, Baccarat
Photos by Abrina Hyatt
I dedicate this to my Uncle Herb, who always believed in me and supported me
I love red. Bright, cherry red. It is and always has been my favorite color to wear. This Valentine’s Day, I wore my new red dress by Maje that I bought at a crazy sale price. The entire week I have thought about the different kinds of love. The truth is that there isn’t just one kind of love – there are many. Because love has no boundaries. Is it wrong that one of the loves of my life is the color red? Wearing it makes me happy and brings out the best in me. We are good together. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is! I love red.
Dress, Maje, heart pendant, Baccarat
Photo by Abrina Hyatt